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ISRO launches Cartosat-3, 13 US nanosatellites into space

27 Nov 2019

ISRO launches Cartosat-3, 13 US nanosatellites into space

After the Chandrayaan-2 upset in September, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Wednesday launched Cartosat-3 and 13 other US nano-satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Center at Sriharikota.

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

03 Oct 2019

Soon, ISRO will take first step to build space station

India plans to have its own space station by 2030.

Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

07 Sep 2019

Meet the team of ISRO scientists behind the Chandrayaan-2 mission

India's historic attempt to make a soft landing on the moon's unexplored south pole remained unsuccessful as ISRO lost contact with the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander.

Meet K Sivan, the farmer's son who became ISRO Chairman

24 Jul 2019

Meet K Sivan, the farmer's son who became ISRO Chairman

A week after the launch of Chandrayaan-2 was called-off, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) swiftly got into action mode, and successfully completed the launch this Monday.

India's 'spy in the sky', EMISAT to be launched tomorrow

31 Mar 2019

India's 'spy in the sky', EMISAT to be launched tomorrow

A 27-hour countdown began today for the launch of India's EMISAT satellite along with 28 nano-satellites of global customers from Sriharikota on Monday, a mission which would witness the ISRO placing payloads in three orbits and conducting space experiments for the first time.

ISRO successfully launches smallest student satellite #Kalamsat, #MicrosatR from Sriharikota

25 Jan 2019

ISRO successfully launches smallest student satellite #Kalamsat, #MicrosatR from Sriharikota

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched Kalamsat, a satellite built by students, and imaging satellite Microsat-R on board the PSLV-C44 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.

Soon, ISRO could start launch-on-demand service with new rocket

22 Jan 2019

Soon, ISRO could start launch-on-demand service with new rocket

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is working on a small rocket, one that would be used for a launch-on-demand service.

ISRO launches India's best-ever high-resolution satellite; 30 others

29 Nov 2018

ISRO launches India's best-ever high-resolution satellite; 30 others

At 9.58am ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, carrying India's best-ever high-resolution satellite, HysIS, along with 30 other satellites belonging to other countries.

Moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2', a calculated risk: ISRO Chairman Sivan

23 Sep 2018

Moon mission 'Chandrayaan-2', a calculated risk: ISRO Chairman Sivan

Though Chandrayaan-2, ISRO's moon mission, is a "calculated risk" undertaken despite knowing that 50% of such launches have failed, it'll land at a spot where no country has gone before, said K Sivan, ISRO Chairman.

ISRO plans to launch 18 missions in next six months

18 Sep 2018

ISRO plans to launch 18 missions in next six months

With the continuing success of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) missions, ISRO has decided to take it up a notch and plans to launch 18 missions in the next six months, virtually one every two weeks.

ISRO spy scandal: SC awards Rs. 50L compensation to scientist

14 Sep 2018

ISRO spy scandal: SC awards Rs. 50L compensation to scientist

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced its judgement on a plea by former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan to prosecute Kerala police officers who had falsely framed him in the ISRO espionage scandal.

The world's biggest aeroplane, Stratolaunch, will carry rockets into space

23 Aug 2018

The world's biggest aeroplane, Stratolaunch, will carry rockets into space

In what is possibly the most audacious flying machine ever designed, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, on August 20, unveiled Stratolaunch - the world's biggest aeroplane.

Government approves Rs. 11,000cr for ISRO's PSLV, GSLV programmes

07 Jun 2018

Government approves Rs. 11,000cr for ISRO's PSLV, GSLV programmes

In a huge boost to India's space programme, the Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, on Wednesday committed Rs. 10,911cr to ISRO for building and launching 30 PSLV, and 10 GSLV Mk-III rockets between 2019 and 2024.

Google's $20mn Lunar project is falling apart: Here's why

24 Jan 2018

Google's $20mn Lunar project is falling apart: Here's why

Over ten years ago, Google and XPrize Foundation launched the "Google Lunar XPrize" competition, a private Moon race with $20mn grand prize.

ISRO releases image from India's 100th satellite

17 Jan 2018

ISRO releases image from India's 100th satellite

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has released the first ever image captured by the recently launched Cartosat-2 satellite.

Chandrayaan-2: Mission to land on Moon on schedule, says ISRO

13 Jan 2018

Chandrayaan-2: Mission to land on Moon on schedule, says ISRO

India is going back to Moon soon as the launch of its next lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 is on schedule, according to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

ISRO-TeamIndus contract terminated: End of India's private Moonshot mission?

10 Jan 2018

ISRO-TeamIndus contract terminated: End of India's private Moonshot mission?

India's only Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) finalist, Bengaluru's space-tech startup TeamIndus's Moonshot mission hit a major roadblock.

ISRO's new mini-PSLVs will take just three days to assemble

22 Nov 2017

ISRO's new mini-PSLVs will take just three days to assemble

ISRO is determined to take India's status even higher in the global space program.

Launch failure not due to overloading, says ISRO chairman

03 Sep 2017

Launch failure not due to overloading, says ISRO chairman

Following the failure of ISRO's PSLVC39 rocket to launch India's eighth navigation satellite IRNSS-1H, the space agency has been investigating the failure.

Why did ISRO's recent PSLV mission fail?

02 Sep 2017

Why did ISRO's recent PSLV mission fail?

ISRO's PSLV-C39 mission to propel the IRNSS-1H satellite into the orbit was unsuccessful as the heat shield didn't separate in the last few minutes of the mission.

PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes

01 Sep 2017

PSLV: Powering through failures with its many successes

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), through its reliable cost-effective launches, has played a key role in ISRO's successes over the past two decades.

Two Indian moon missions may be launched in early 2018!

31 Jul 2017

Two Indian moon missions may be launched in early 2018!

Attention, Indian space nerds! You may have something big to celebrate as two lunar missions are slated to take off from Indian soil next year.

How does ISRO protect its assets from space debris?

23 Jun 2017

How does ISRO protect its assets from space debris?

ISRO has made major strides in recent times capitalizing on the ability of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) to launch massive payloads.

Time is ripe for India to venture into space business

16 Jun 2017

Time is ripe for India to venture into space business

The ISRO has achieved remarkable feats this year, first with launching 104 satellites in a single go in February and second with the launch of India's heaviest satellite GSLV Mark III.

Any plans to brew beer on the moon, asks MP

18 Mar 2017

Any plans to brew beer on the moon, asks MP

During Lok Sabha's Question Hour, Sisir Kumar Adhikari, a TMC MP, posed a rather peculiar question seeking to know if "an Indian spacecraft is planning to brew beer on the moon?"

7 teams for private Indian moon mission, 3 from India

16 Mar 2017

7 teams for private Indian moon mission, 3 from India

Seven teams, including three from India have qualified for India's private moon mission.

New US spy chief surprised at India's space capabilities

01 Mar 2017

New US spy chief surprised at India's space capabilities

Dan Coats, President Donald Trump's Director of National Intelligence said that he was, "shocked the other day to read that India, on one rocket launch, deposited more than 100 satellites in space."

ISRO scientist's final attempt at justice

22 Feb 2017

ISRO scientist's final attempt at justice

Former ISRO scientist SN Narayanan was wrongfully accused of being involved in a sex-spy scandal in the mid-90s.

India can develop its own space station, says ISRO chief

21 Feb 2017

India can develop its own space station, says ISRO chief

ISRO chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said with ambitious planning and a long-term approach, India could develop its own space station.

China weary of India's improving space launch capabilities

20 Feb 2017

China weary of India's improving space launch capabilities

Reports in Chinese media suggest that Beijing may be weary of the strides ISRO has made in commercial satellite launch operations.

Global media lauds ISRO feat of 104-satellite launch

16 Feb 2017

Global media lauds ISRO feat of 104-satellite launch

India's launch of 104 satellites in a single rocket was lauded by global media including The NY Times, London's Times, UK's Guardian, China's Xinhua, and the BBC. The Washington Post called it "another success for ISRO, which is rapidly gaining a reputation globally for its effective yet low-cost missions".

ISRO launches 104 satellites, at once

15 Feb 2017

ISRO launches 104 satellites, at once

ISRO successfully launched a record 104 satellites on a single rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

ISRO plans Venus and Mars mission

13 Feb 2017

ISRO plans Venus and Mars mission

The ISRO plans to launch an unmanned space mission to Venus for the first time and revisit Mars.

341 days to Google Lunar X competition lift-off

26 Jan 2017

341 days to Google Lunar X competition lift-off

The five teams who will compete for Google's Lunar-X prize for landing on the moon now have just 341 days until the day of the launch.

ISRO launches Resourcesat-2A aboard PSLV

07 Dec 2016

ISRO launches Resourcesat-2A aboard PSLV

ISRO successfully launched the Resourcesat-2A earth observation satellite from the first launch-pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

The current scenario in the satellite launch industry

04 Nov 2016

The current scenario in the satellite launch industry

Since 2005, the US satellite manufacturers have been prohibited from hiring ISRO to launch their satellites.

ISRO's PSLV on longest ever mission

26 Sep 2016

ISRO's PSLV on longest ever mission

On 26 September 9:12 AM, ISRO successfully launched a PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.

Moon Express gets approval for private moon landing

04 Aug 2016

Moon Express gets approval for private moon landing

Spaceflight venture Moon Express (MoonEx) received approval from the US Government for an unmanned private mission to moon.